School of Graduate Studies


Step 1: Fill out the online application.+

  • Once you have read the instructions below, click here to apply online.

    Create a new Login ID and PIN

    Whether you've attended USU before or not, you need to create a new Login ID and PIN by clicking the "First time user account creation" link under the "Login" button on the Admissions Login page. Keep a record of your Login ID and PIN for future returns to the site.

    Choose the "School of Graduate Studies" application and fill it out

    Choose application number five (5), "School of Graduate Studies" from the drop down menu. The application has 12 short sections, and you can save your partially completed application at any time and continue filling it out later by logging in with your Login ID and PIN. The online application has an area called "additional information" where you are required to enter a "statement of purpose." If your intended department requires an additional statement or resume, please send it directly to the department, as the School of Graduate Studies does not require additional documents.

    Submit the Application

  • You can submit your application even if all documents (such as test scores/transcripts) have not been received. However, your application will not be reviewed until we have received all application materials.

  • Check Application Status

  • Check the status of your application here using the Login ID and PIN you created to apply. You can then open your application checklist and view its current status. If there is a date next to the application item needed, we have received it.

  • State Authorization Restrictions:  Distance education programs are unavailable to students residing in Arkansas.  Master of Dietetics Administration and Master of Natural Resources are the only graduate distance education programs available to students residing in Minnesota.

Step 2: Pay the application fee.+

  • After the application is completed, you will go to a secure page where you are required to pay the $55 application fee. You can pay with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Your application will not be submitted until this fee is paid.

  • If you are a USU honors student* or a McNair Scholar, you are eligible to have the application fee waived, click here to email the School of Graduate Studies to find out if you qualify.
  • *You must be enrolled in the Honors Program at USU and have taken an honors class to be eligible.

Step 3: Take the GRE, GMAT or MAT test.+

  • Register to take an admissions test

    To register for a test, call USU Testing Services at 435.797.1004, or learn more about the GRE, GMAT and MAT online.

    Get a qualifying score

    A score at or above the 40th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE or GMAT, or the 40th percentile on the entire MAT is required by the School of Graduate Studies. Some departments may require a higher score, so be sure to consult the individual department websites or Graduate Program Contact representing the department.

    Have your score sent

  • Test scores must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies by the testing agency. The institutional code for Utah State University is 4857 (GRE) or 2273 (MAT). A department code is not required. Test scores must be received before an application is considered complete.

Step 4: Provide a copy of your transcript.+

  • An official transcript must be ordered from each previously attended college and/or university* and must be sent directly from each institution to USU's School of Graduate Studies (0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-0900). Transcripts must be submitted for all courses above the high school level and for all prior degrees.

  • Transcripts accumulated on one record are not acceptable. Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned to the applicant.
  • * If you attended USU, we will obtain your transcript.

Step 5: Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation.+

  • The names and email addresses of your recommenders are required on the application. Once the application is submitted, the School of Graduate Studies will notify your recommenders and ask them to send their letters electronically. Recommendation letters will not be reviewed unless they are submitted this way.

  • Each letter must address the applicant's potential for success in the proposed graduate degree program. If you have been enrolled in school during the last five years, at least two of the letters must come from people who are familiar with you and can make an authoritative assessment of your recent academic progress and success.

Step 6: Take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE (international students only)+